Two men found guilty of murdering security guard during Lethem post office robbery 


Two men were on Monday found guilty by a 12-member jury for the murder of security guard Christopher John Friday, who died during the 2013 robbery committed on the Lethem Post Office.

Alvin Kissoon, formerly of Kaneville, Grove, East Bank Demerara and Calvin King, formerly of Savage Street, North-East La Penitence were on trial for the capital offence before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Demerara High Court.

After two hours of deliberation by the jury, the men were found guilty of murdering Christopher John Friday during the course of, or in furtherance of, a robbery on January 18, 2013, at Lethem.

The state was represented by prosecutors Abigail Gibbs and Mandel Moore, while the two men were represented by attorneys-at-law Adrian Thompson and Lyndon Amsterdam.

The matter was adjourned until December 12, 2019 when a probation report will be read in favor of the two men before sentencing.

According to reports, the two accused committed the crime at the Lethem Post Office, where they torched several safes and stole $9.8M on January 18, 2013.

The men tied up Friday and beat him; he died as a result of the injuries sustained.

During the investigation, the two accused were intercepted with the money, a number of Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GT&T) phone cards, and two pay slips.

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